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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Adult thriller about holy grail read around late 90s. Starts with murder of hero’s dad trying to sell a gem (think ruby). Possible Spoilers ahead. [s]

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Paul Charnock | 15 comments There are two threads to this story, first is the hero trying to piece together her dads murder. She has help from a cop I think called Art. She eventually falls for him, I think he might be Jewish. He has a blunt and rude gem dealer friend who wanted to buy the ruby but wanted to view it in “northern light”.
The other thread shows the history of the holy grail starting with Queen Elizabeth obtaining it just at the launch of fleet against the Spanish Armada. It is noted this is the start of the Empire. The grail is set in gold and decorated with gems including the ruby. The grail is lost from England at the start of WW2 and ends up in US with hero’s dad who tries to break it up and sell it. Murderer is English agent trying to get it back. Second agent is sent who is into torture.
(Spoiler) book ends with agent capturing and torturing Art before meeting hero. She gives him fake bowl in return for Art with threat of publishing story in small town newspaper.


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Ayshe | 4326 comments Quest by Richard Ben Sapir looks likely?


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Paul Charnock | 15 comments Yes that’s it. Brilliant thank you.


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